Article Out Loud - Preparedness Promoters – Assessing Marginalized Populations

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, April 26, 2023.

Certain populations are more vulnerable when faced with disasters. By adapting a public health model, community leaders can identify common vulnerability indicators and close the gaps between emergency management plans and target population vulnerabilities. Learn how.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Maxwell Palmer

Maxwell Palmer is a soon-to-be graduate from Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, where he has earned a Master of Science. He has spent time volunteering with a migrant health network in Southwest Virginia, where he earned a dual B.A. in Civic Innovation and Spanish Language and Culture from Emory & Henry College. As a former wildland firefighter, he is familiar with the emergency management field and incident command system, and is interested in exploring more community-based approaches to disaster preparedness that connect marginalized populations to critical services at all stages of the disaster cycle.



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